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Season 1

     Episode 1: Woo-oo! 
  • Why did Donald use GPS to get to McDuck Manor? He has to know how to get there from where he currently lives or from anywhere in the city really.
    • Not necessarily. Donald wasn't living on the houseboat in that location before he moved away from Scrooge, so he never had occasion to drive between his current home and the mansion before the fallout, and he obviously never drove there after the fallout.
  • Assuming that the Roxanne-looking girl waiting for an interview at Glomgold and the reporter at the end of the episode are the same person, and not just a case of the animators reusing character designs, why was she interviewing for a job with Glomgold when she's already a reporter?
    • The best time to look for a job is when you already have one. Maybe she's unsatisfied with her current job and wants to go into another field.
    • Potentially, she was attempting to do some undercover reporting to find out about Glomgold's evil business practices by being employed there.
  • If all of Atlantis is flipped upside down, why were the fire room's lasers right-side up? In other words, Dewey was dancing across the bottom of the bridge and tripping the sensor lasers causing the fire traps on the ceiling (now floor) to go off, which wouldn't happen if the city were proper side up.
    • I could be wrong but I took it as they were supposed to be on the ceiling because it wouldn't matter where the fire is as long as the intruders got burned.
    • Still, the lasers were shining at the bottom of the bridge; nobody crossing the bridge would have triggered them.
    • The bridge appears to be just one entrance to the treasure room. After all, if the city was the right way up the lasers would have been covering the floor, which would be the more logical entrance point. So someone trying to enter the treasure room via the floor could still trip the lasers and get fried. Presumably there were other triggers on the right side up of the bridge for people crossing there (like trigger plates or something). Alternatively, it's possible that the laser sights were intended to cover the right side of the bridge but simply got misaligned/realigned in the collapse and centuries of neglect to end up criss-crossing the underside of the bridge.
    • I thought they got it right, the bridge has a curve to it. If the temple was right side up the bridge would curve the other way and the lasers would be on the top of the bridge's walkway. It would have had to fall through the lasers when Atlantis flipped though, which leads to the question how did the bridge not burn. It seemed okay with the quick burst of flame when Scrooge put his cane through the laser so maybe it's fire retardant?
  • Why does Scrooge keep treating Beakley like a secretary when she keeps repeating she isn't one? Does this mean that one of the nephews is going to take up that job, or Donald will give it a shot? Can this be the season's Running Gag on who is Scrooge's Secretary?
    • I think it's meant to imply that Scrooge is so busy in his own thoughts that he keeps forgetting that he has no secretary at all. The same way, he keeps ignoring Launchpad regularly telling him that he's a pilot.
    • Also, he is Scrooge McDuck. A certain amount of single-minded self-centred thoughtlessness is a pretty fundamental part of his character. He keeps forgetting Beakley isn't his secretary because as far as he's concerned, to a certain degree "works for him = general dogsbody".
      • This would be consistent on how he treats ms. Quackfaster (his actual secretary, at least in the comics) and Quackmore (the comic book counterpart to Duckworth) in the comics: while they have a main job, they're also expected to do a number of other jobs depending on the situation, even occasionally following him on adventures. The fact they're actually that good doesn't help them.
  • Why are Webby and Louie convinced they have to keep their "field trip" a secret from Beakley? Scrooge already told her he was taking them on an adventure, and she's well aware of what his adventures entail.
    • Because Scrooge just said he's taking the lads on an adventure, without a mention of Webby.
    • He also made a point of declaring that the journey was to kept secret from Donald — namely, the guardian of the nephews. They might have assumed that he was implicitly suggesting that they should keep it secret from Mrs. Beakley (namely, Webby's guardian) as well.
  • Just how many bars does Webby's phone have? It's hard enough to get a signal out in the woods, let alone calling your grandmother somewhere in the arctic circle at the bottom of the ocean!
    • Gyro Gearloose technology. Obviously.
    • They're in an experimental deep-sea submarine, so part of the experimental tech involved might involve boosting a cell phone signal. Alternatively, Rule of Drama; it is still a Disney cartoon.
    • That phone looks to be a Satellite phone rather than a normal cell phone. Still implausible to have that kind of service, but at least an attempt was made.
  • Why were the snakes that fell on Launchpad still alive? Besides the one crab, it didn't look like there was much to eat for the last thousand years.
    • Fanon answered thy prayers. At least one fanfic tells the story of a descendant of a group of Atlantean technicians who stayed behind when the city sunk, making sure all the traps were in working order, which included feeding the snakes.
    • Perhaps the magic/super advanced crystal's energy that kept the city lit and functioning also kept the snakes alive?
    • Maybe after the Atlanteans died, there were numerous crabs and other deep-sea scavengers feeding on their corpses, providing plenty of food for the snakes. Or the snakes are a semi-aquatic species that can go out hunting for fish in the sea, but for some reason return to their nest in the death trap?
    • It had to be snakes.
  • Regarding the ending twist: why is a fake crystal on the ceiling of the treasure room of Atlantis (that Glomgold mistakes for the real crystal)? Why does removing it trigger the mechanism that floods the room - and why does removing the real crystal remove the water? Why is the fake crystal "cursed" so that whoever carries it will be carried off by a kraken?
    • Some of the city seemed designed to take advantage of the city being upside down (some Atlanteans survived to make that record of what happened after all, and may have adjusted things so they could still have their city of wonders and traps). The trap being called "insightful" suggests that it was meant to be a test of intellect and bravery for anyone who made it to the treasure room. If one took the relatively easy way out and grabbed the cursed gem that was there for the taking then a kraken would go after them, whereas to get the actual greatest treasure they would need to first figure out how to trigger the death trap (the flooding room) and then let it flood until they could reach the crystal, trusting that once the crystal was removed the trap would deactivate and reward them with the treasure.
    • It's a test of intellect and bravery even if it was designed with the real Jewel on the floor. Most adventurers would be suspicious of something being right out in the open and expect the most difficult to reach jewel to be the true one. If they trip the flooding trap, they need to be able to hold their breath long enough to dive down and grab the real Jewel.
    • It's also worth noting that just stealing the gem itself doesn't automatically activate the water trap; Gabby McStabberson uses one of her blades to activate a floor pad on the 'ceiling'. I can't recall exactly where it was, but presumably it was close to or right next to the Jewel, so anyone who got close to the jewel would likely step on it.
    • One final trap to take out any would-be thieves? If anyone ran the gauntlet for one magic gem, surely they'd take a moment for two. Plus, the cursed red gem looks fancier than the actual blue gem- it may have been a decoy.
    • Alternately, look at the amount of gold and treasure on the ground- in the original trap, it may have covered up the real gem, leaving the gigantic ruby on the ceiling uncovered and in plain view of everyone. This would mean that one of three options would present itself: The thieves would try to take the jewel on the ceiling, which would take a lot of time and effort to get up to it (and if the city was functional, allow for guards and/or armed forces to apprehend the intruders), possibly failing; the thieves do take the jewel on the ceiling, and activate a death trap which has the only way to turn it off be to dig through very heavy piles of gold while the room is flooding; or the thieves would know what to look for, which still leaves them digging through very heavy piles of gold. Remember that Scrooge is unique in his gold-swimming abilities and that he has great strength to do so, and that such intrusion would probably bring guards or armed forces, and doesn't necessarily mean that there aren't other death traps in that room that we didn't see in the show.
  • The carving on the wall that shows how Atlantis sank is upside down, which is a neat gag, but doesn't make sense: the carving shows the story of the city turning upside down, so unless it's a prophecy, it had to be made after the city sunk; but if the city already flipped, why would the few surviving citizens make the carving in a way that is upside down for them?
    • The Atlanteans had a twisted/wacky sense of humor and decided to go out with a final joke via the upside down record for whoever found the city? It's made out that they made the city purely for entertainment after all.
    • Perhaps they had some sort of vision problem that made them see upside down. It would explain their miscalculations in building the city.
    • Well, there probably wasn't much else to do, and busying themselves helped stave off the thoughts of their impending demise.
    • The people of Atlantis were so focused on building death traps for their city that they forgot to build proper supports for it. It seems in keeping with their character to be so single-minded that they would add in that sign in that way because "Well, of course we put it in upside down! That's the way the room goes!"
  • After defeating Pixiu, when Scrooge dives into the money bin, he has the Medusa Gauntlet on. When he comes out of the money, the gauntlet is gone. Where did it go?
    • I think that's a reference to the opening scene of the original 1987 series, where in a split-second scene Scrooge dived into his money wearing a swimsuit and jumped right out in his regular office clothes.
    • In the money bin, obviously! They just to be careful when digging around trying to find it.
      • Or he put the gauntlet in the pocket of his jacket while under the coins.
      • You can see the Medusa Gauntlet in a box of stuff near the end of the episode.
    • For that matter, why didn't it turn the coins into stone as well?
  • Why did Glomgold reveal his betrayal to his employees?
    • Because he's a cartoon villain that enjoys Evil Gloating. Heck, the orientation video openly states that he steals other people's ideas, and when he passes out Employee ID cards, he says that it offers discounts for life vests in the case of an emergency. At some point, you just accept that your boss is Obviously Evil. The real question is why the mercenaries didn't see it coming.
  • How does Scrooge figure out that the jewel Glomgold got was cursed? It would be one thing to say it's not the real jewel of Atlantis, but to come to the conclusion that it's cursed as well?
    • Presumably Scrooge's many years of adventuring have given him sufficient experience to know what a cursed jewel looks like as compared to a non-cursed jewel. The fact that it's a rather sinister red colour probably doesn't hurt either. As does the fact that it's an obvious decoy.
    • It may not have been the jewel, but it was still a huge and therefore valuable jewel yet had zero protection to stop someone from taking it — obviously a trap.
  • Why exactly did Scrooge get so pissed when Dewey called him out on thinking that family is "nothing but trouble"? I realize that deep down, he really does care about his family, but he did say those exact words earlier, so if anything, shouldn't he be apologetic for saying that about them?
    • Maybe he got angry realizing that Dewey eavesdropped on him, overhearing some words he addressed specifically to Beakley?
    • It's a Berserk Button. Scrooge is touchy about family. He's trying to push his family away so he doesn't get 'inconvenienced' (i.e. hurt), but at the same time deep down he cares for them and resents any implication that he doesn't. Dewey's also throwing his own words in his face, which no one really likes, and Scrooge is proud and doesn't back down easily. As well as this, there's no doubt a lot of complicating factors due to whatever happened with Della and his estrangement from Donald. Plus Scrooge is already kind of pissed off about finding the nephews and Webby poking around where he doesn't want them poking around on top of them aggravating his insecurities about being washed up and irrelevant earlier, and he's not really in the mood to take backtalk from or explain himself to a ten-year-old. In short, Dewey threw the rhetorical equivalent of a hand grenade into the conversation as far as Scrooge was concerned, and it went off.
  • Near the end, the houseboat explodes and everyone looks at Dewey since he wired the engine at the beginning of the episode. Scrooge witnessed Dewey's recklessness first hand, Huey and Louie also know of him wiring the engine and can also be chalked up to Never My Fault. But shouldn't Donald be looking at all 3 of them?
    Episode 2: Daytrip of Doom! 
  • One item that Donald washes in Scrooge's bathtub is a pair of underpants. Nobody in the household wears anything below the waist (except for Mrs. Beakley, but I doubt Donald would wash her undergarments), so where did those underpants come from?
    • The Duckverse's anthropomorphic ducks *can* wear pants, they merely aren't obliged to. While none of the main cast include lower-half clothes in their trademark costume, it's not unreasonable to assume they might have a full-body suit in their wardrobe for special occasions. The best RL analogy I can come up with is how even women who normally wear pants may have the odd dress or skirt stashed in their wardrobe.
    • Rule of Funny. A more detailed explanation of that is in the first episode when Donald is getting ready for his job interview, Louie gets rid of his classic blue sailor uniform while holding a business suit. During this time, Donald is naked, and wraps a towel around the lower half of his body, yet when he gets dressed (as do most ducks), only the top half of his body is clothed.
    • Or it could be that Donald was washing an undershirt, as those sometimes are counted as underwear.
  • How in the world is the Uke or Puke game able to keep enough electrical charge to change its animations accordingly after it is unplugged before it loses all power? And if it's sophisticated enough to do that, why doesn't it have battery-backed memory or something similar to save high scores in case of power failure?
    • Actually, why are its default high scores all zero? Was that ever an actual thing for arcade games?
  • If Ma Beagle is so against the idea of dealing with Scrooge or Beakley after Bigtime tries to ransom off the kids to the former, what's stopping her and the Beagle Boys from simply letting them go free and making a break for it before Beakley arrives with Donald?
    Episode 3: The Great Dime Chase! 
  • Why doesn't Scrooge seem to notice how long Webby and Dewey are away for?
    • He was probably focusing on the meeting with the Board of Directors. They were discussing pretty important matters, such as the possibility of firing employees and getting rid of the Money Bin itself, so no wonder he didn't think of where Webby and Dewey are.
    • He only intended to take Louie initially, the others just tagged along and he probably thought they needed no supervision and could entertain themselves (its indicated Webby has had her run of much of the bin a number of times in the past given the archivist was tired of telling her she wasn't allowed in the archives).
      • As the above poster mentioned, Scrooge was mainly focused on Louie due to the latter's wasteful and lazy attitude. Combined with having his attention diverted by the Board, it makes sense he didn't start wondering where they had gone.
    Episode 4: The Beagle Birthday Massacre! 
  • Just how did Ma Beagle give birth to so many Beagle Boys? Do dogfaces have litters like real dogs do? Or maybe some of the Boys are cousins or adopted?
    • Lots of twins, an early marriage — it could work, I think, by the same loose logic that allows Scrooge's ludicrously large fortune. But like someone said earlier, it's entirely possible they're not all actually her sons, just their matriarch and modern-day "mother figure", much like even Gus Goose and Scrooge McDuck call Elvira Duck "Grandma" even if she is their great-aunt and sister's-stepmother respectively. This was certainly how it worked in the comics for Grandpa Beagle, who isn't the direct ancestor of all the worldwide Beagles (only the Duckburg branch) but is still considered the leader and patriarch by all of them.
    • My advice, don't think about it. I mean asking that question more or less has to lead you to assume that Duck Tales is a different show for a different audience than what it currently is. This isn't BoJack Horseman which uses that anthropomorphization for weird gags.
    • It's the result of emphasising Ma Beagle's role in the adaptation. In the comics the Beagle Boys were always a collection of brothers and cousins, with numerous distant family lines. It's possible that Ma Beagle still isn't the literal mother of all the boys, just the family matriarch.
    • In fact, it's pretty likely that Ma Beagle is only the mother of the three Original Classics (hence why they're the "main guys"), and the others are just cousins.
  • Lena's plan was to befriend Webby and plant the seeds for an opportunity to help her Aunt Magica. One problem: her plan nearly got her and Webby killed. Why convince Webby, who is an honorary family member to Scrooge, to crash a Beagle Boys party? Even if she didn't know about the humiliation Webby inflicted on Ma Beagle, surely Lena could have applied some common sense in crashing the equivalent of a mob boss wedding.
    • Just cause Lena is The Mole, and befriending her to help her aunt Magica, it doesn't automatically mean she is an evil mastermind. From the looks of things, she really is an impulsive, reckless teenager. No doubt her plan was they crash the party, have some fun, get out before getting caught, and thus Webby now has a friend who likes dangerous stuff like she did. Then it went wrong, and she ended up having to improvise.
  • Webby and Lena intercept a message from Ma Beagle, demanding her sons to catch the pair of ducks before they reach McDuck Manor. What do they do after escaping? Immediately start messing around at an abandoned play park. Why didn't they just try and escape home to safety?
    Episode 5: Terror of the Terra-Firmians! 
  • How on earth did Mrs. Beakley take Lena's word that the movie was educational? It was in the title that it was about Mole Monsters, they had to walk past the poster to get into the movie, and what's more, this takes place in the era of the smartphone and the internet. This could have been gotten away with back in 1987, but it would have been really easy for Mrs. Beakley to go online and look up the movie to check to see how "educational" the movie was. Given how paranoid she is shown to be about Webby, that would seem to be the first step, instead of trusting a random child she barely knows.
    • Perhaps, seeing how much Webby liked Lena, Beakley initially decided to trust her? Also, the movie was called "The Beast" - that title, while still should have ringed a bell, doesn't directly indicate that it's about mole monsters.
  • Why did Mrs. Beakley conclude that to get out of the tunnel, they had to "get this train moving"? They couldn't get out the way they came because of the cave-in. All that means is they had to go down the tunnel and find another way out, which they could do on foot. All the train would do is take them in the direction they would have gone on foot anyway, but requiring a lot more effort and a lot more risk. "Cave-in" does not translate to "only other option is to hotwire an abandoned train."
    • Perhaps she assumed it was too far to travel on foot safely in the dark? Course it would have been helpful for her to say that i.e. say something like "the next exit is five miles from here."
    • She lives with Scrooge McDuck, some of his crazy might have infected her over their long association. Generally, a sane person says "My fortune will accrue interest, I don't need to go on crazy trips to increase it," instead of "Let's go to Atlantis to steal the riches!"
  • Why is Huey so scared of the idea of the Junior Woodchuck Guidebook not having all the information in it, when he's admittedly already added to it to incorporate things that weren't in it before, and in fact, does so at the end of the episode?
    Episode 6: The House of the Lucky Gander! 
  • Were the guests in the House always illusions created by the demon from the cards, Coraline-style, or were they real people whom he turns into cards at the end to get them out of his hair? If it's the former, why did he even need the front of a casino?
    • To lure in suckers. Even if they are all just illusions, he needs to lure in potentially lucky people to feed from somehow.
  • Considering that shiner Donald sports for much of the episode... How are we able to see any bruising through a duck's feathers?
  • Don't people whose luck is fed upon by a "luck vampire" suffer any side-effects? Sure, they're kept prisoner in a place like that Twilight Zone episode's version of Hell, but victims of Abstract Eaters usually suffer some physical or mental effects, as well — losing their memory, losing energy until you waste away and die, being brainwashed, being unable to feel anything but something like despair or fear... Something that feeds upon luck, you would think, would cause the victim to lose their luck or something, but other than the fact that he's trapped, Gladstone seems perfectly fine, despite saying the luck vampire is constantly "feeding off" him.
    • Two ways to look at this. The simple answer is that Gladstone is just so unbelievably lucky that it didn't affect him. The other way to look at this comes in the first appearance we have of Gladstone is him getting a massage. From the looks of it, it's quite likely that Li Hai wanted Gladstone to be alive and healthy so he wouldn't need to worry about feeding on anyone else's luck. The Gilded Cage variety of justification.
      • Pretty much. Gladstone's luck "output" is so massive, the luck demon could feast on it and yet it wouldn't even begin to make a dent.
    • So, essentially, Liu Hai was smart enough not to kill the golden goose?
    • My guess is that in the eventuality of Gladstone running out of luck or outliving his usefulness, he simply gets turned into one of those phantom guests who become playing cards right at the end.
    Episode 7: The Infernal Internship of Mark Beaks! 
  • The story goes that Mark Beaks was originally named Mark Duckerburg. What does the character have in common with Mark Zuckerburg besides being a Self-Made Man in the tech industry? They didn't seem to give Beaks any of the vices people complain about Zuckerburg having. The character seems more like a Take That! at Internet-obsessed millennials in general rather than at the founder of Facebook. Was he really intended to be a Captain Ersatz of Zuckerburg? Anyone able to point out how?
    • I think you might be overthinking this a little bit; the character of Mark Beaks is really just supposed to be a general parody of hipster dot-com start-up billionaire types (of whom Zuckerburg is one of several), not an attack on Zuckerburg specifically. And if anything, it’s really more a parody of modern tech workplaces like Google and Apple (and probably Facebook) that on the surface seem to emphasise fun and creativity and being chill and mellow, when in actuality they’re really just using all that as a cover to hide the same old greed and ruthlessness and unethical dealings that the worst capitalist robber barons had when you take a closer look. “Duckerburg” was just supposed to be a bird-pun play on Zuckerburg’s name, not an attack on him and him alone (and they might have ended up changing it because the character moved away from being just a Zuckerburg parody, or because they thought it was a bit too on-the-nose even for Duck Tales).
    • That's exactly how the character came across; if that's all that was ever planned/intended, then not naming the character Duckerburg was a good choice because such a name would say "Zuckerburg parody," not "general parody of hipster dot-com start-up billionaire types."
    • It might be possible that the rename happened in an early development phase of the show, and the personality of Beaks was also changed a bit after the rename to push him away from being a blatant No Celebrities Were Harmed version of Zuckerberg.
    • If anything, Mark Beaks may be more of a parody of Elon Musk.
  • Related to the above, if Beaks is supposed to be a general parody of Silicon Valley types, why does his plan involve not inventing anything? The companies Waddle lampoons (Facebook, and also Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, etc.) all made their money by inventing SOMETHING, be it virtual or tangible.
    • Because it's not parodying the inventions themselves, it's parodying how the above companies tend to really go all-in on the hype over their products when, objectively speaking, what you get probably isn't worth all the fuss. Look at how Apple markets each iteration of the iPhone, for example; at times you'd think they were announcing the literal Second Coming of Christ combined with the Singularity, when most of the time when you look at it objectively it's really just a few relatively minor changes to the previous model or upgrading some tech specs that most of the average users outside of the really hardcore tech-wonks probably don't really understand or notice anyway. And even when they do shake things up it's still just a smartphone, something they invented ten years ago at this point, so it's not like the product is particularly new or radical anymore. Waddle is just parodying this by taking it Up to Eleven, where what they're selling is all hype, no product.
    • Also, there are real-life instances of Silicon Valley startups getting investors to give them giant piles of venture capital for things they haven't actually made yet, then living the high life until the product turns out to be Vaporware that never materializes, or proves to be far less innovative or effective than the company promised (e.g. Elizabeth Holmes became a billionaire—albeit temporarily—on the basis of a home blood-testing product that might have never worked like she said it did, and the Juicero guys attracted millions in capital for a machine that just squeezed juice out of a bag). All of these companies (probably) intended to make real products, but if you were persuasive enough and had no scruples, you could make a surprising amount of money for a surprisingly long time without actually producing something real. Beak's empty room seemed like a parody of that.
  • Is the Duckburg Billionaires' Club in Glomgold's house? There's a portrait and a statue of Glomgold there but no one else, and Glomgold keeps one of his sharks there. It seems like the room Scrooge and Glomgold have their meeting in is treated more like part of Glomgold's house.
    • It’s likely in a different building; there’s a large portrait of Scrooge on his side of the split room. I also got the feeling that Glomgold had had the shark shipped there specially from his "shark guy", not that it's kept in there all the time.
  • Why do Scrooge and Glomgold take such an instant dislike to Mark Beaks, strong enough to make them willing to work with the person they each hate most on the planet just to get him out of their hair? Scrooge knows nothing about his dishonesty; all Beaks does to them is turn on annoying music. The way neither of them turn to acknowledge him when he's trying to get their attention says "we find you so insignificant, we see no need to notice you other than to tell you to stop interfering with our focus on each other," yet the next scene, they're all "This means war!" What did he do to make them hate him so much (especially given that Scrooge sees murder attempts as minor annoyances)?
    • It does seem pretty in character for Glomgold to decide to kill someone just for being annoying and him being willing to work with Scrooge was probably more due to him planning to back-stab Scrooge. Scrooge, on the other hand, doesn't make sense. He originally thought they were plotting to get Beaks out of the Billionaires Club but then still sort of goes along with it (he does seem to try to refuse but is interrupted) until he finds Glomgold's plan to back-stab him which snaps him out it.
    • Don't forget that they are still in the middle of their Staring Contest when Beaks interrupts them — they are ignoring him because neither of them wants to look away and lose the contest. Once Glomgold looks away, Scrooge also starts to care and listen to his plan.
    • Also, they're old-school robber baron types, and Mark Beaks is a trendy hipster nouveau-riche type. It's snobbery, basically. As for why Scrooge kept listening, I guess he just figured that he might as well see where Glomgold was going with things once he got started, and figured that if he was around he might be able to at least steer Glomgold away from the "kill Mark Beaks to death" side of the project.
    • Looking back over the episode, I also get the feeling that Scrooge didn't really care about Beaks that much and was mainly there because that's the time he usually hangs around his club (his "See ye tomorrow, Flinty!" suggests that they regularly catch up and glare at each other). In keeping with this, it's possible he was listening to Glomgold mainly because he happened to be there already and he didn't particularly want Beaks around if there was a way of getting rid of him.
  • Expanding the point made above, Isn't Scrooge a bit too passive about Glomgold pretty much saying he is going to murder somebody? The episode sorta tries to handwave Scrooge's weak reaction (and subsequent inaction) as him dismissing Glomgold as a harmless villain... but that really doesn't hold up, considering that a few episodes ago Glomgold almost killed Scrooge and his family for real. Scrooge should know that even if the Glomgold's plan may seem utterly idiotic, the guy is crazy enough to go for it and he certainly has the resources to pull it off.
    • To be fair, he may simply be assuming that Mark Beaks has enough wits about him to not walk into such a ridiculously convoluted and tenuous plan to begin with, or at least be able to do something to get himself out of it. It does kind of hinge on him passively allowing himself to be sailed into a volcano, for starters. He may also warn Beaks about Glomgold off-screen. Although if we're brutally honest, while he's probably willing to intervene if able and necessary to stop Glomgold from doing anything too drastic to Beaks, he's also probably not going to be particularly worked up about the prospect of something unpleasant to someone he clearly doesn't like very much either (especially since he'll soon learn that, as it turns out, Beaks is a bit of a scoundrel himself and so has a bit of karmic redressing coming his way in any case). He's Scrooge McDuck, he loves his family, his treasure and adventuring, and he'll ultimately do the right thing when it counts, but no one ever said he was a completely and unreservedly nice guy.
  • Are child labor laws different in this universe? Huey and Dewy are still CLEARLY minors, and yet they're being tapped for internships and even promoted to VP of fancy business.
    • Probably. That or Willing Suspension of Disbelief meets Rule of Funny. It is a kid's show where our main hero is an elderly trillionaire constantly taking his minor-aged nephews and their equally-young friend on fantastically dangerous adventures, after all. If we can accept that Scrooge and Donald get away with that without anyone siccing Children's Services on them, then Huey going for an after-school job is chicken feed in comparison.
    • Maybe "internship" isn't the 100% accurate term for it, but a business having a program where it show kids what it's like to work in its field doesn't sound unheard of; I remember taking several field trips like that in school. Given Beaks' attitude towards business, him throwing around terms like "hiring" a kid and making a kid "Vice-President of Fancy Business" without meaning it seriously or doing actually "hiring" them in the legal sense sounds perfectly in-character.
    Episode 8: The Living Mummies of Toth-Ra! 
  • So, at the end of "The Living Mummies of Toth-Ra!", Scrooge decides to spot Launchpad for burritos for everyone and the bill comes out to some $9,000 dollars and Scrooge is visibly annoyed. Just...Scrooge, dude, you probably earned another nine million in the time it took to finish that sentence if you're even half as successful as you say you are. What's $9,000 worth of burritos for friends and family when you run a multi-trillion dollar company?
    • Scrooge is named after the protagonist of A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge, the Trope Namer for The Scrooge. The whole idea behind this character type is that he's ridiculously cheap despite being filthy rich.
    • A lot of what Scrooge earns has to go to providing for his employees and business empire, it doesn't all go directly into his own pockets. Course we know he does have a ton of spending money, and on his own volition he can spend a lot of money on unnecessary things (thousands of dollars for a velvet pillow for a decoy #1 Dime). But in addition to being cheap (usually smartly so, sometimes unreasonably so) I think the joke of that scene was that Scrooge was not expecting it to cost that much, i.e. he didn't want to spend all that money to provide snacks for the aftermath of the "dumbest rebellion" he'd ever been a part of. He also gets over the issue very fast and enjoys the food, showing it was just a passing irritation.
    • Plus, to be entirely fair to Scrooge, $9,000 is quite a lot to spend on burritos. They're nice enough, yes, but if someone wanted me to buy $9,000 worth of them I'd probably be at least a little taken aback for a moment as well.
    • It might also go against his general business sense- remember that he practices the motto "Work Smarter Not Harder." Compare real life business moguls like John D. Rockefeller, who once said that if he could get steel for a few cents cheaper by building a factory in a different spot, he'd do it. Generally, rich people do not become rich by spending frivolously. Granted, this is countered by some of Scrooge's other eccentricities, like thousand-dollar pillows or an actual money bin, but still.
    Episode 9: The Impossible Summit of Mount Neverrest! 
  • This question can apply to The Living Mummies of Toth-ra as well, but where is Donald in all of this? Did he even give his permission for Scrooge to take the triplets on this adventure?
    • It would be nice to have confirmation, but it doesn't seem unlikely to me that Scrooge simply doesn't bother to tell Donald all the details of such trips (at least in advance), especially if he thinks Donald will object. Donald may well think they are going somewhere else. Or perhaps Donald has simply given up trying to stop them, as he admitted in the premiere that the boys will get into dangerous situations no matter what he does.
    • I get the impression that while their relationship has improved, and they're happy to live together, Scrooge and Donald still have a lot of unresolved issues between them. Donald not yet wanting to go another adventure with his uncle, isn't unreasonable.
    • Donald might also be working on fixing his boat, or working on trying to find a job to get himself back on his feet. He just might have other things to do and not be able to join them; as in the first episode, the episodes where Donald isn't around could be Scrooge "babysitting" the kids.
    • Donald may be great at adventuring, as Webby states, but he's never been the adrenaline junkie Scrooge is. One trip across the world per month is probably enough for him.
  • Don't people care that famous billionaire/adventurer Scrooge McDuck was the Neverrest Ninny? It's something his rivals would have used against him for spite.
    • Nobody knows. Scrooge last went up Mt Neverrest 75 years ago, he's probably the only living person still alive who knows he was the Neverrest Ninny. (Huey lampshades that noone's used the word "Ninny" in ages.)
    • More significantly, even if they found out now, nobody would have any reason to care. Scrooge was beaten by the mountain, but so was everybody else. When everyone loses all the time, the best thing one can do is give up and accept it, which Scrooge eventually learns and appreciates.
    Episode 10: The Spear of Selene! 
  • Sooo...Zeus is pissed off, and Launchpad utterly destroyed the plane. Assuming that the family will probably be back home or on another adventure next will they get off of Ithaquack?
    • Intentional Fanfic Fuel/Noodle Incident, more or less. The Ducks get into crazy adventures all the time, and we don't see them ''all'; how they got off Ithaquack is left up to imagination but it was presumably another, equally episode-worthy high-flyin' adventure.
    • Well they have Storkules to keep Zeus at bay, and may be able to sate his anger any number of ways (point out Dewey was not actually supposed to be in the game so what he did didn't count, or just let Zeus win another challenge). As for the plane, if Launchpad could take it apart in a few hours then between the whole group they should be able to put it back together (or make something to call for a flight out).
  • How does the Siren's song work? Why is only Storkules who gets enthralled? Huey and Louie are seen covering their ears, but why aren't Scrooge, Donald or Zeus affected?
    • Given once he is under the song's spell Storkules obeys Zeus, it seems that the song was only intended to effect Storkules all along so that he would attack the ducks.
  • I know that not all depictions of divinity are omniscient but How does Selene, Goddess of the moon, not know that Della is on the moon?
    • If they are anything like how they are depicted the old comics at least, it seems the gods have in modern times largely retired and thus no longer have the connections to/awareness of their namesakes that they used to.
    Episode 11: Beware the B.U.D.D.Y. System! 
  • If Jim Starling did not like using special effects in his show, how did they create The Liquidator? It's really unlikely that they could hire an actual actor made entirely of water. Or did Launchpad simply mean that Jim Starling insisted on no special effects for his own actions, but his opponents could be created by CGI?
    • Pretty much the latter. He's got the same kind of thing as Tom Cruise. He does his own stunts as much as possible, and his character doesn't have 'explicit superpowers'.
    • How would they have created Liquidator at all? He would have looked terrible in mid-90's CGI (which is what Launchpad would have been watching as a kid), enough so that the studio probably wouldn't have attempted the character at all.
      • A creature made of water is relatively easy to create with CGI compared to an organic creature. Look at this scene from The Abyss, an 1989 film - this effect would have passed for The Liquidator in a live-action TV show.
    • Launchpad said Starling insisted on doing his own stunts, meaning no CGI stand-ins for him during explosions etc., not "no CGI ever to do anything else."
    • There's also the possibility that this really was Darkwing Duck filming his own adventures while pretending that everything's pretend. It'd be a way to receive recognition as Darkwing without actually exposing himself. Does that seem that out of character?

    Episode 13: McMystery at McDuck McManor! 
  • When did Duckworth die? It's mentioned that Scrooge only started hating birthdays since Duckworth died, yet Donald flees the scene on Scrooge's birthday despite having been gone from the Manor for around ten years, implying that he may have died before Donald left. However, Webby, who is around ten, seems to remember Duckworth pretty well, which suggests that he died when Webby was older, after Donald left.
    • As I recall what Webby says is Scrooge "hasn't had a good one since before" Duckworth died. So he may well have hated birthdays back then as well, ones Duckworth was in charge of were just the only exception.
    • Probably before Donald left. Webby spends a lot of time learning all she can about the McDuck family, and would probably know quite a bit about Duckworth.
  • Why didn't Donald take the boys with him when he left the house to go to who-knows-where?
    • Perhaps he knew they wouldn't have agreed to leave once they found out why he was leaving?
  • Why does Duckworth's ghost have such a demonic form, complete with horns on his skull?
    • That's not his real form, but as a ghost he presumably can take on a variety of forms. Blackarts wanted to summon a demon, so once Duckworth figured out what was going on he decided to give Blackarts what he was expecting and change into that form.
  • Where was Blackarts Beagle in The Beagle Birthday Massacre!?
    • Choose your option: A) He was away studying black magic; B) He was there all along, he was just off-screen as the episode focused on other Beagles.
     Episode 14: JAW$! 
  • Where exactly does Launchpad sleep? He seemed to get over to the mansion pretty quick.
    • As we learned in the B.U.D.D.Y System, he lives in Scrooge's garage.
      • Of course, this then prompts more questions. Did they clean out the garage after what happened the first day? Cause it looks way less cluttered than it did when Webby first showed it to the boys. Or where was Mcquack at before the series began?
      • To the above, we do see the family cleaning up the garage at the end of the two episode pilot.
  • …So are the Smashnikovs from Duckburg? It was nice seeing them again, but the specifics of how they got to Duckburg seem especially iffy (even with Rule of Funny in function) if you consider they are Russian.
    • Unless Glomgold actually hired his henchmen from all around the world, it's probable that they are simply Russian immigrates who live in Duckburg.
      • Plus they are "the best of the cheapest" and it'd be an extra expense for Glomgold to have to transport in mercenaries from a distant land.
  • Webby says that Scrooge hates magic and sees it as a shortcut to hard work, and thus won't allow it in the mansion. However, this doesn't make sense for several reasons. First, we were already told in "The Great Dime Chase" that Scrooge spent a tidy some on Magical Defense. Also, Scrooge's mantra is "Work smarter, not harder". True magic requires study and effort to work, so if it makes a workload lighter, why wouldn't Scrooge employ it wheneever possible? And finally, we've seen Scrooge with various mystical artifacts like the Promethean Candle and the Medusa Guantlet.
    • First, "Magical Defense" implies that Scrooge is defending himself from magic; presumably, whatever the Magical Defense is cancels out or repels any kind of magic-based attack. Given that he has enemies who rely heavily on magic, that's just a common sense move that he'd be foolish to reject based purely on stubbornness. Scrooge would likely prefer not to use magic, but if he's got no other choice then he's (grudgingly) willing to use it. Besides which. who says the Magical Defense is actually inside the mansion?
    • Second, Scrooge is an adventure junkie. He doesn't want to spend all his time studying and reading, he wants to get out into the world and experience it directly. Spending years studying magic would get in the way of that.
    • Third, the simplest solution isn't always the smartest solution. Certainly in the Disney universe, magic can be tricky and unpredictable. Using it can have unintended and often calamitous results. It often requires making uneven deals with powerful, untrustworthy entities who almost certainly don't have your best interests at heart and are fond of including hidden clauses that will backfire on you. And while it can solve your problems if you have it, if it disappears for whatever reason when you need it then you're screwed. Scrooge probably finds it smarter not to trust magic, but instead be able to solve his problems without it whenever possible (which is most of the time).
    • Finally, the Promethean Candle and the Medusa Gauntlet and the like are clearly just trophies of old adventures that Scrooge keeps around for a souvenir, and pretty small-scale ones at that. The former is clearly just a glorified everlasting candle, so there's no real harm keeping that one around, and it's not like he's constantly using the Medusa Gauntlet to solve every problem he comes across. In any case, as above Scrooge would likely prefer not to use magic but if he needs to then he will as a last resort.
  • Why didn’t Lena wait for Magica to retrieve the #1 dime before dispelling the money shark. It’s framed as her being concerned for Webby but we’ve seen that being swallowed by the shark is harmless since Scrooge, Launchpad and the triplets were still ok after being eaten. Given that Magica was inches away from getting the dime, all Lena had to do was wait a few seconds before casting the spell. Boom! Webby’s safe and Lena could’ve bargained for her freedom from her aunt by reminding her that she did what she asked.
    • The Other Bin of Scrooge McDuck shows that "Lena's worst nightmare" is Magica being released and immediately arranging to kill Webby because she's an inconvenience. While she still hasn't owned up to the likelihood of this scenario in JAW$ yet, it was likely already on her mind, and would have been enough to force her decision in such a stressful situation.
  • Since Magica is trapped inside Scrooge's #1 dime, shouldn't she already know where it is?
    • Her body (and most of her magic) are trapped in the Dime, but her mind isn't — it's hitching a ride round the world as Lena's shadow. There is no suggestion that she retains any psychic connection with the Dime.
     Episode 15: The Golden Lagoon of White Agony Plains! 
  • Jaw$ establishes that Scrooge hates magic as a shortcut to hard work and won't let it in his house. How then did he reach the literal hell dimension of Demogorgana to put down that rebellion, and why?
    • More specifically he doesn't allow spell books in the house, rather than not allowing magic of any kind. He doesn't seem to be against using magic completely so much as against relying on it. Heck, a number of artifacts he kept in his garage were magical (and even in the episode where Webby notes his dislike for magic, Scrooge must have used magic beans to grow that beanstalk at the start of the episode). Likewise, there is no evidence he would refuse to participate in a conflict with magical beings simply because he personally doesn't like using magic.
    • Scrooge was thrilled when he thought he was going to get to fight a magical opponent in "The House of the Lucky Gander." He considers relying on magic an ignoble shortcut, but he loves fighting magical opponents who can give him a fun challenge. He probably went to that other dimension for a vacation!
    • Scrooge doesn't so much hate magic, so much as considering it a tool of fools and villains. In fact, he's likely averse to using it himself because he's exploited it's weaknesses enough to know how impractical it can be. His talk of magical protection certainly suggests he's reasonably well versed in it's properties.
    • I was under the impression that he'd accidentally traveled to the Demogorgana dimension through his adventures then had to figure out his way back while dealing with the rebellion that Goldie left behind. With the traps that Scrooge does manage to trigger and the curses that get sent his way, it wouldn't be that unlikely that one would be a literal "go to hell" curse and be successful.
  • did Goldie manage to tie up both a Battle Butler and a Pint-Sized Powerhouse? I mean, Webby and Beakley aren't exactly pushovers.
  • How did the map not rot being inside the mouth of a mammoth?
    • Perhaps it was preserved by the cold? And the mammoth's flesh was gone not because it rot away, but because it was eaten by predators such as the bear?
  • Plot Hole: If Glomgold was working with Goldie all along, why did he act all shocked and indignant when he first saw Scrooge and Goldie together in Dawson through his binoculars?
    • He isn't as much shocked to see Goldie and Scrooge together, but he's probably jealous that Goldie and Scrooge flirt with each other more than what's absolutely necessary for the plan.
  • So Goldie and Glomgold clearly had a plan when they found the golden lagoon. Use the oil equipment to pump the gold out. Goldie then would oil tanker it out, while Glomgold would presumably use his employees to move the Gold. Then what did Scrooge plan to do if they actually found the Golden Lagoon? All he brought with him was rope, a pickaxe, a locator beacon and the map. How could he have transported the gold? Or did he just want a picture or something?
    • Perhaps Scrooge believed that it's more practical (and cheaper) to bring the equipment to take the gold after he actually found the Lagoon. Also, since he went there right the day after he met Goldie, he didn't have much time to prepare the equipment, whereas Glomgold was probably planning the whole thing several days ahead (and was already drilling for oil there before he even knew about the Lagoon's existence). Furthermore, this incarnation of Scrooge is a Bold Explorer who loves glory just as much as he loves money, so perhaps the glory of being the first to find the Golden Lagoon is more important to him the actual gold in it.
    • Scrooge is too savvy to spend thousands of dollars hauling equipment out to recover a treasure that might be there. That's a rookie mistake for overconfident idiots like Glomgold. The Lagoon isn't going anywhere; he can radio for assistance and equipment once he's actually found the exact location.
  • Why did Goldie team up with Glomgold in the first place? In what way did she need him? He did nothing that helped her... in fact, he almost got her killed with that elevator. She didn't need his help to find the gold or to fight Scrooge... in fact, she did her best to stop him from interfering in her fight with Scrooge. He doesn't contribute to her goal in anyway besides being annoying and repeatedly trying to feel her up. What did she stand to gain by partnering with him? What purpose did she intend for dragging Glomgold into her plan to serve her?
    • Goldie seems like more of a freelance adventurer than a well established multi millionaire. Sure, she may have taken a loan or something for that oil tanker that hauled out the gold afterwards, but she didn't have the resources to do several of the things she needed to make this trip possible. Perhaps foremost, excavation. She needed Glomgold's oil rig to give an established line to the golden lagoon, and It's quite possible that when Glomgold found the Glacial Monster, Goldie found out about it first, and approached him with a chance to "find the treasure of a lifetime" in exchange for his support. Of course, there is another potential reason: It Amused Me. Because Goldie, being irritated by Glomgold's advances, planned on this double cross just to give him a cut down.
     Episode 17: From the Confidential Casefiles of Agent 22! 
  • Where was Duckworth when Black Heron broke into the mansion and kidnapped Beakley? Why didn't he use his ghostly/demonic powers to stop her?
    • We don't know yet what, if any, rules or limitations Duckworth's new existence may entail. But regardless, he could easily have simply been in another part of the mansion and not noticed the kidnapping, much as Scrooge and Webby didn't notice until they entered the kitchen. Its not like much time had passed since it happened.
    • I don't see how it was ever implied that Duckworth is permanently guarding the mansion and everyone in it from danger. Scrooge certainly didn't act like he was, and he credited Black Arts Beagle with raising him on his birthday. Perhaps the ghost can only manifest on Scrooge's birthday, or only when the mansion is literally overrun with dozens of different enemies of Scrooge. In any case, again, no indication anywhere that he's some permanent supernatural guard over the mansion.
      • While you may have a point, it has been indicated that Duckworth is sticking around, given in the previous episode Louie mentioned his home has a ghost for a butler.
      • Note that in Duckworth's debut episode Louie is the most thrilled about the idea of a ghost butler, and the only one asking how to summon Duckworth (and never getting an answer). But Duckworth having limited powers would also explain why he didn't stop Goldie breaking in and subduing Beakley and Webby two episodes earlier.
  • How did Webby allow herself to STAY tied up for so long by Black Heron? After all, as we know from Day Trip of Doom, "escaping being tied up is like...adventuring 101."
    • Having a charged laser gun held centimeters from your face is enough to freak any 10-year-old out, no matter how well trained.
  • I know Rule of Funny is in play here, but why not help Donald out of the pantry? Was it simply that he refused help? How long has he even been locked in there.
     Episode 18: Who is Gizmoduck?! 
  • So, did Gyro never even try approaching Scrooge saying that the Gizmoduck suit got stolen? You'd think after Fenton made off with it, and Mark Beaks's new campaign with Waddleduck, Scrooge might've had a real case to sue for intellectual property theft against Fenton if not Beaks.
    • Its implied that Scrooge was abroad during most of the episode's events, and also since the Gizmoduck armor being a product of McDuck Industries was secret Gyro might have had trouble proving it was stolen without revealing company secrets.
  • How did Huey get the name Gizmoduck when he saw Fenton escaping with the armor?
    • Well, he probably got a chance to talk with Dewey about what he saw after he got picked up from the roof. And Dewey could then pass on the name.
  • After saving Mark Beaks from the missile he fired, Gizmoduck flies off and the suit runs low on power, making him plummet and get knocked out. When Fenton wakes up for Gyro to fire him, he activates the suit and runs off to Beaks. How did the suit have the power to activate again if it was low on power and since Gyro was planning to destroy the suit, he wouldn't waste time and energy recharging it.

     Episode 19: The Other Bin of Scrooge McDuck! 
  • After Gavin threatens Louie, why doesn't he tell Uncle Scrooge when he shows up? He is of course afraid that the Bigfoot will hurt him or his brothers, but Scrooge is carrying a crossbow, and Louie has seen Scrooge defeat far more powerful monsters, so he could easily drive out the creature from the house before he goes through with his threats.
    • Sadly, most real kids who find themselves in situations where someone threatens them or their family if they reveal the truth about something terrible are too frightened to tell someone who's in a position to help them even when logic would say they have nothing to be afraid of if they ask for said help. Fear trumps logic, especially in the heat of the moment like that with no time to contemplate. (Don't know if the writers intended for that subplot to come across so dark, but...)
  • When Louie out-cons Gavin and they take him back to the woods, why doesn't he reveal his true nature and attack the kids, instead of taking the humiliation from Louie? Scrooge is no longer there to defend them, and he has no more benefits to gain from Huey and Dewey's trust, so he might as well go through with his threats.
    • It’s possible that Gavin may had been bluffing when he was threatening Louie’s family and didn’t actually intend to carry it out. It’s one thing to con someone into letting you mooch off them but physical assaulting even killing them is another thing particularly when the target in question are kids.
    • That wouldn't have done Gavin any good. He wanted to live in the mansion — without the kids hiding and doting on him, that wasn't going to happen. If he killed them, it's not like Scrooge would suddenly let a wild animal stay in the mansion, even if by some impossibly contrived circumstances, he never found out said animal killed his nephews. Considering how unlikely it was he could get away with attacking the boys and stood nothing to gain from it anyway, it wasn't worth the risk.

     Episode 21: The Secret(s) of Castle McDuck! 
  • When did Della hide Donald's hat and set up the clues for him? The piece of paper she wrote the clues on already has a drawing of the Spear of Selene on the other side, along with a number of dates, including the kids' birth date, so clearly the Spear has already been under construction and Della knew when she wanted to fly it first. Further complicating the case is that, according to Scrooge, Castle McDuck appears only every five years, so it had to be exactly 10 or 15 years before the episode takes place.
    • It might've been around the 10 year mark...just before she was expecting the boys and hoping to try making the Spear. We don't know the month the castle appeared, so Della might've been planning the trip, used the paper she was writing on top of (notice Huey needed to do a rubbing. It's possible she did the work in invisible ink, but it's more likely it was an impression of something she was working on on top of the paper), and then did her silly pranking. Or conversely, it was at the 15 year mark, and she'd been bumping around the idea of going to space for years before having kids.
  • What are the other dates next to the drawing of the Spear of Selene? The one on the bottom is April 15th (the kids' birth date), above it are May 14th, August 18th and October 13th. The year is obscured, so we cannot see whether they are earlier or later dates.
    • Potential mysteries/Easter eggs for season 2?

     Episode 22: The Last Crash of the Sunchaser! 
  • Does Donald know how much effort Scrooge put into finding Della or does he think that Scrooge just gave up like the boys do?
    • We saw Donald talking the boys away from outside Scrooge's control panel sometime into his quest, so its safe to say he does. However, its clear that Scrooge pushing his every resource to the brink wasn't enough for Donald to forgive him, he probably wouldn't have forgiven him even if Scrooge succeeded and brought Della back.
    • Donald perhaps doesn't know exactly how much effort Scrooge put into finding Della. We see him taking the eggs, which would seem to imply it was fairly early in the search. So he knows that Scrooge put effort into finding her, but perhaps doesn't know that he eventually became desperate enough to put "near-complete bankruptcy" levels of effort into finding her. Coupled with the fact that he was angry with him and not particularly inclined to take the most favourable view of his actions, it's entirely possible (perhaps even likely) that Donald also doesn't realize exactly how far Scrooge was willing to go to find Della.
  • Why was Duckworth also leaving the mansion? What did Scrooge do to him and where has he been? He would have been real helpful in some of the other episodes, like when Goldie captured Beakley and Webbie.
    • In the Prime Universe, Duckworth usually served as the voice of Scrooge's conscience, much as Beakley does in the DT17 universe; presumably, this is also the case with 2017!Duckworth, albeit more subdued. So he probably agrees with Beakley that Scrooge has made a big mistake in alienating his family again, and also quits in disapproval. As to why he didn't help in the previous episodes, he tried, but he just plain isn't good enough. He's a ghost, not a Physical God, and was no match for Goldie, who, remember has managed to nick an artifact that was the crown jewel of an entire demon dimension. (As for why we didn't see him, perhaps he's mostly out at night and handles the cleaning and tidying that Beakley doesn't do.)
  • Is the show implying Della was the first person to go to space? When smartphones (which use GPS satellites) are often shown? Just how old are those kids?
    • In the Prime Universe timeline this made sense, because Della's expedition took place in 1937-1938. However, any lingering "implication" in this continuity is only that: an artifact of the old continuity. In this world, we must presume that space exploration in 2007 was more or less the same as it was in our world, meaning that people had been to the Moon but not farther than, at the most, the planet Mars. Della isn't the first person to go to the Moon, but she was the first to seriously plan going to visit other galaxies.

     Episode 23-24: The Shadow War! 
  • Wait Della Duck, she needs a suit out there...How is she alive? She needs heat, also air!
    • There are some suggestions to this under the related WM Gs: 1) she was in a time warp, so she crashed the Spear relatively recently, so there's still enough air, food, and fuel for heating inside the Spear; 2) it's a blessing by her friend Selene, goddess of the Moon.
    • Also, it is a Disney cartoon based around exotic old-school adventures. There's no guarantee that the moon works in the same way in the Duck Tales universe as it does in ours. For all we know there is an atmosphere of some sort.
  • Related to the above: how come the dozens of astronauts that Scrooge sent out there never bothered to look on the Moon and never spotted the debris of the Spear of Selene?
    • One possibility (that could also account for how she is still alive on the Moon) is that she hasn't actually been on the moon all that long (that cosmic storm could have done any number of fantastical things). Another is that space travel in the duck verse may not be as advanced as we think, Scrooge spoke of space as if it was somewhere no duck had ever been before, and the ships were not up to the task of doing a thorough search. And there may well be obstacles to reaching/observing the moon that we don't know about yet.
    • Or, tying this up with another so-called Plot Hole, they might have assumed that if Della had ended up the Moon, her good friend Selene would know about it, and since they heard nothing from her (or maybe even asked her and she said she hadn't seen anything), they assumed this was not the case. Ignoring that Selene, like the other Greek Gods, is retired and presumably doesn't monitor the Moon all that closely anymore.
    • We're also assuming that Della has been stranded on the moon all this time. For all we actually know at this point, Della's been all over the galaxy having adventures and has only relatively recently crashed on the moon.
  • If Lena was Magica's Living Shadow rather than an actual person, and Magica never saw her as family, then why did Lena refer to her as "Aunt Magica"? And why does Magica suddenly scoff at Lena referring to her as Aunt if she never did in previous episodes, despite Lena constantly calling her that?
    • Its likely its all linked to an existential crisis Lena could have had at some point as she developed more sapience, and Magica allowed/suggested she be called her aunt to give Lena some sense of attachment to her and in turn give Magica more influence over her (until late in the series Magica couldn't fully force Lena to do specific things, and sometimes used familial obligation to try to coerce her). Her nature as not a "real" person certainly didn't come out of nowhere though, as back in Jaws! Magica said the ducks would turn on her if they found out "what" she really was, and in The Other Bin she said they would call her a monster.
    • The above speculation may be correct. There's also the theory that this was a fallback-plan — so that even if anyone eavesdropped on the shadow-conversations and learned Lena worked for Magica, they'd still have no clue what Lena was. While a little more contrived, this would actually explain why Magica scoffs now when she didn't earlier: as the Ducks are now fully aware of what Lena is there's no reason why she should continue the "charade" of calling her "Aunt".
  • In the last episode, Mrs. Beakley turns her back on Scrooge and abandons him with everybody else. But in this episode she strongly disagrees with the abandonment of Scrooge by his nephews, and calls them out on it. Why did her viewpoint suddenly change?
    • At this point 3 days have passed since they left and, much like Webby, Beakley seems to have cooled down from her anger at Scrooge snapping at her and is looking at things in a more logical way. She knew all along that the nephews were wrong about Scrooge regarding Della, she just got too angry to defend him after Scrooge insulted Webby and herself. Plus neither side was likely to listen right after the initial fight, but after a few days she hopes that has changed. Also, even in the previous episode she didn't intend to "abandon" Scrooge so much as take a vacation from him, even asking for his permission (and perhaps hoping he would ask her to stay), whereas the nephews intended to never see him again.
    • Mrs. Beakley presumably had no intention of staying away forever, but was just taking some vacation days in order to let some water pass under the bridge and give Scrooge a chance to cool down and sulk in private. Considering her last words to him are a guilt trip, in keeping with her emotional manipulation of the triplets later on it might also have been a bit of tough love to remind him how much he needed his family by forcing him to spend some time by himself.
  • Selene is the goddess of the Moon… but she didn't know her best friend Della was stranded their for 10 years?
    • The Classic Duck Universe and its DT 17-Continuum incarnation both have an All Myths Are True thing going on. In the Classic Universe, this is explained as the Greek Gods having once been in charge of the universe, but now being retired (see World Tree Caballeros, for example). This may very well be true, which would explain why Zeus, Storkules, Charybdis and Selene are hanging around on the "vacation island" of the Greek Gods seemingly full-time. If they're retired, that should mean they've stopped fulfilling their initial godly duties, so Selene probably doesn't check on the Moon all that often.
    • Also, at this point we don't know if Della has been stuck on the moon all this time. For all we know, she's been involved in all kind of crazy adventures across the entire universe and has only relatively recently crash-landed on the moon.

Season 2

     Episode 2: The Depths of Cousin Fethry! 
  • Why does Scrooge and the Nephews keep referring to Fethry as the boys' cousin. Since he's Donald's cousin, shouldn't they call him Uncle Fethry instead?
    • It's common to shorten long terms of relation like "second cousin" or "cousin once removed" simply to "cousin" for convenience's sake (in the United States, at least — can't speak for the rest of the world). "Uncle" can be used as a substitute, too, when said cousin is at least one generation older than you, but it's not a rule. The boys have never met Fethry, so referring to him as "Uncle" might've felt unnatural, as that term is not only used to describe biological relation but closeness (again, in the United States, at least).
    • By technical definition an uncle is the brother of a direct ancestor (your father's brother is an uncle, your grandfather's brother is a great uncle, etc). Any descendant of an uncle is a cousin. Since Donald and Fethry are first cousins, he is Huey and Dewey's first cousin once removed.

    Episode 7: Whatever Happened To Della Duck?! 
  • Unless Oxy Chew also gives you a dolphin's ability to move while you sleep, how does Della breathe while she's sleeping?
    • Maybe she found a way to pressurize the indoor rocket cabin so that wasn't an issue for her? Or maybe there's some way that the gum can store oxygen for you for prolonged periods of time?

     Episode 8: Treasure of the Found Lamp! 
  • Why would freeing the Genie necessarily entail making him human? Precedent dictates that genies getting freed doesn't meant they're no longer genies, though it does diminish their powers. Yes, Gene in DuckTales: The Movie turned into a real boy upon being freed, but the wish was specifically worded that way. By Mr D'jinn's account, on the other hand, his g-g-g-g-g-g-g-grandmother only wished for the First Genie's freedom. So…?
    • Perhaps they wanted to get legally married, and the laws of the country did not allow marriage between a human (well, dogface) and a genie? We don't know how her wish was exactly phrased, so she may have specified that she wished him free so that they could marry.
  • Why "the Lamp of the First Genie", anyway? Nothing in D'jinn's story implies his genie ancestor was the first of his kind.
    • Maybe it's an in-universe "Blind Idiot" Translation? The genie, being the founder of the Djinn family, could have been called "Djinn the First", which then got mistranslated as "the First Genie". Although this is unlikely, because if anyone, Djinn would use the correct name for the lamp.
  • If the Lamp is worthless, what was it doing in Collie Baba's loot? Wouldn't he have realized it was worthless, just like Scrooge and Ma Beagle? Of course, Scrooge kept it, but that's because he's a stingy bastard who'd never throw away anything, on general principle. Baba is not noted as particularly miserly, and, if we take Scrooge's word, had placed the Lamp right in the middle of his treasure.
    • We don't know practically anything about Collie Baba, so he might as well have been as miserly as Scrooge. But even if he wasn't, he was from the same country as Djinn's ancestors and probably stole the lamp directly from them. Since the lamp was the Djinn family's most valued possession, Collie Baba must have also treated it as valuable despite its lack of magical powers.
  • A tiny thing, but how does Scrooge know about the "got your nose" joke, if he and his family are ducks with no noses? Furry Lens is not an excuse, since it's established the characters are actually humanoid ducks (there are references to their bills and feathers, they lay eggs, etc.).
    • The 2017 Continuum isn't inhabited only by anthropomorphic ducks; the plentiful anthropomorphic dogs, for example, do have noses. There's no reason they wouldn't have the joke.note  Plus, it's entirely possible that Ducks refer to the part of their beak with the nostrils as their "nose". I'm fairly sure that, in the comics at least, they have occasionally talked about their mouths at least.
  • So... Djinn's plan was: Go to Duckburg, find the famous Scrooge Mcduck, tell the duck to give him the lamp, and if he doesn't want to cooperate/he misplaced it... he destroys his home? Does he know that doing that to Scrooge Mcduck will get him in a lot of trouble? Even if he didn't know Scrooge is the richest duck in the world, it wouldn't take much time for him to figure out that a person/duck with a big mansion and a lot of historical artifacts is well know in the city and thus threatening him with a sword may end up in said duck calling the police (or Gizmoduck) to arrest him.

     Episode 9: The Outlaw Scrooge McDuck! 
  • When Louie asks Scrooge about one of the details of the story, he mentions "the inventor", implying that Scrooge only ever spoke about "the weird inventor" in his narration without calling him Gyro. And the ending seems to imply that only with Gyro crash-landing the Time Tub in his office does Scrooge realize he was "the inventor" all along. How is this possible? Even allowing the implausibility of Scrooge not recognizing Gyro when he "properly" met him further down the timeline, how could he possibly have spent an hour recalling the Gumption adventure without it hitting him that the inventor was Gyro all along?
    • The adventure took place nearly a century ago; Scrooge encountered thousands of people since then and couldn't remember every single one of them.
      • And if he'd forgotten the story I'd take your point, but how can he remember the adventure in the detail depicted, yet not the face of the cockatoo? As I said, I could buy that he didn't put two and two together when he first met Gyro in the regular timeline. But I would have expected him to finally connect the dots when he started recalling his adventure with “the Inventor”, surely.
      • It is possible to remember certain things in excruciating detail and yet skip certain others. Either way, Rule of Funny is also in action.
      • If Scrooge at the time, didn't believe in time travel (he's learned about it since then) than he may have already dismissed everything, because there's no reason to be considering whether this guy was the same person as Gyro, just like he never thought about the idea that Sheriff "Deputy" Marshall might be Fenton.
  • Does the episode, from Gyro's point of view, take place before or after the Time Tub gained sentience and turned evil (as mentioned in "The Great Dime Chase")? The Tub doesn't show any sign of sentience or evilness in the episode. Due to the nature of Time Travel, Gyro could have easily visited the Old West, then ended up in the future when Scrooge was telling the story, before returning to his own time preceding "The Great Dime Chase". What contradicts this is that Gyro already knows Fenton (as he finds Marshall Cabrera "annoyingly familiar"). Or maybe he found a way to fix the Time Tub's villainy?
    • Who says he has corrected the Time Tub's villainy? It certainly didn't seem to be very docile to his commands… I'd say he's in the process of fixing it but having some trouble. (At any rate, Angones has promised on Suspenders of Disbelief that we'll see more of the Time Tub soon enough, so there'll probably be more clues then.)

     Episode 10: The 87 Cent Solution! 
  • Why would DJ Khaled's "All I Do is Win" exist in the Ducktales universe if he and the other singers in the song don't even exist?

     Episode 11: The Golden Spear! 
  • How can the Moonlanders have the technology to conceal an entire underground civilization on the hidden face of the Moon, yet have rocket science be totally beyond them? You could argue that they never could develop it because they lacked the proper materials (the Moon seeming to be pretty much all dust and gold), but then, fat lot of good the plans are going to do Lunaris.
    • From what we know of their history they never even considered leaving their world, indeed they were so afraid of Earth that they moved underground. It seems likely that any efforts to make or research rocket technology would have been forbidden. That they are going to be able to copy and mass produce the Golden Spear though, with instructions, means that the technology is not beyond them. The knowledge they gained form Della just save them a lot of time and effort.
    • Also worth noting that they lack a reliable source of fuel, until they have a copy of Gyro's gold-tech to use their abundant supply of gold.
  • Is that tiny crowd really the entire Moonlander population?! Their city covers the entire hidden face of the Moon, and there's about thirty of them? How do they even maintain a breeding population?! Whut?
    • Sci-Fi Writers Have No Sense of Scale hitting pretty hard, I assume.
    • Perhaps those people (who were more like about a hundred in some shots) are just the population of that particular neighborhood within Tranquility, rather than the entire Moonlander population? And when Penumbra implies Della is stealing their entire people, she was exaggerating? Or projecting that, if the entire neighborhood got interested in Della's stories in that short amount of time, soon it will spread to the rest of the Moon?
  • How would Lunaris carry out his plans if Penumbra in a moment of self control didn't flip the emergency launch switch? Flip it himself?

     Episode 12: Nothing Can Stop Della Duck! 
  • Since Della blasted into space before Beakley became Scrooge's housekeeper, how did she know about the incident and inform the boys of Scrooge's futile search?
    • There are 2 ways to look at this. A) Beakley was in their lives way longer than just as scrooge's housekeeper, so she was familiar with Scrooge's affairs before joining. B) when she was hired specifically because Della disappeared, she was Scrooge's only friend he trusted with the truth of what happened, and watched the process unfold before her eyes as everything fell apart. Plus, wasn't there a hint in Shadow War that Scrooge spent several years searching?
    • Beakley definitely was in their lives before she became their housekeeper, as Della immediately recognizes her as Agent 22. She could even have already worked for Scrooge before Della's disappearance, just as a personal bodyguard rather than a housekeeper.
  • Why in Dismal Downs did Scrooge turn the car alarm off while they were hiding from the Gilded Man?! It was keeping the thing distracted! Instead of taking the time to form a plan, he turns it off, and the thing finds them.
    • Unless I'm wrong, the idea is that Scrooge, unlike the viewer, hasn't yet realized that sound weakens the Gilded Man.
  • As far as Scrooge and the boys know, Donald is on a cruise that Scrooge paid for, meaning he must know the name of the company and have access to their contact info... so WHY THE DUCK DIDN'T THEY TRY TO CONTACT HIM?! I don't care how badly someone needs a relaxing vacation — the reappearance of the sister they've been mourning for 10 years is the kind of thing you interrupt them over! It's certainly the kind of thing someone would get extremely upset over learning later no one told them! Yes, when Scrooge called to try to contact his nephew, he'd learn, "Sorry, he never showed up, and we have no idea where he is," but they don't know that! They think they know exactly where Donald is but show no intention of making a call to tell him, "You want to come home NOW! Your sister's back!"
    • They specified that the ultra-relaxing cruise banned phones on the boat as part of the "away from your trouble" package, so I guess that's supposed to be the idea; this is a cruise so secluded and quiet that you can't contact it till the boat comes back ashore.
      • That's not what the original poster asked. They asked why Scrooge and the boys don't call the people who work on the cruise and ask for Donald, not calling Donald directly.
      • But I'm saying that the "ban on phones" should be interpreted to mean the people who work on the cruise aren't allowed any phones either. Just. No phones on the boat, for any reason.
      • It's not really a good idea to ban phones for such a long period of time because someone will NEED contacting in those five weeks, such as with what happened here or for business inquiries. It's possible that when Webby said "no phones", she meant "no phones ringing off the hook with work", and so Donald simply didn't bring his because he thought he wouldn't need it. Also, how would he possibly interrupt a cruise? He can't exactly turn the whole boat around when it's halfway across the Caribbean.
  • After facing all sorts of supernatural monsters ever since they met Scrooge and shrugging off many of them with ease, why did the boys find the story of the Gilded Man terrifying at all?
    • It was probably less the monster itself and more the description of it apparently inflicting a violently bloody massacre. Combined with how she added at the end that the Gilded Man is stored nearby.
  • Della's planned names for the boys was Jet (Huey), Turbo (Dewey), and Rebel (Louie). In-universe, why did Donald give them different names?
    • The dramatic explanation: he was upset because of the tragedy, and thought that the names would remind him too much of Della, so he went with different names. The comedic explanation: he lost the note where Della wrote the names down to him, and people completely misheard what he was saying.
      • Related to the comedic explanation: maybe, after nobody understanding what he was saying, he said his trademark "phooey, phooey, phooey" in exasperation, which got misunderstood as "Huey, Dewey, Louie", and at point he just decided to go with it.
    • Alternately, Della may have never told him what their names were supposed to be, or perhaps, Donald thought he was doing them a favor (Huey and Louie appear to agree)

     Episode 14: Friendship Hates Magic! 
  • The question already presented itself in The Shadow War!, but… how does Magica's kind of magic work, anyway? Is it entirely dependent on the medallion/staff thing, or do you also have to have some inherent aptitude for magic? Here getting the medallion is enough for Violet to start using magic, but what happened to strip Magica of her powers in The Shadow War seemed considerably more complex — breaking the Staff seemed to cause a chain reaction that led to Magica's own powers being sucked out of her (in a very painful-looking way). So which is it?
    • It was pretty heavily implied that Violet does have aptitude of her own and that at least some knowledge is necessary. Lena initially dismisses her as knowing nothing about magic, but soon admits she is "very good." Presumably the damage to the amulet caused the power that Magica had absorbed or channeled into herself to be lost, but the amulet itself retained a fair amount of magic that could still be used by someone with the right capability (they just have to be in direct contact with it, whereas Magica could use magic even when she wasn't holding the amulet).
  • What is up with the medallion randomly changing appearance every now and then, anyway? Does it have a mind of its own, à la Felldrake?
    • In Magica's words: "Its just magic, ok?!".
    • You mean when it turned from a staff back to an amulet? Presumably the amulet is what it really looks like, and without Magica keeping it in a staff shape it soon reverted back.

     Episode 15: The Dangerous Chemistry of Gandra Dee! 
  • Was the "deadly ninja", one of Launchpad's dates, really referring to Ziyi from the "The House of the Lucky Gander!" I mainly ask this since that episode's location is in China, and the TvTropes page of that episode claims to make that connection. Though there aren't any ninjas in China, they are Japanese.
    • It's unclear whether Macaw is indeed in China. It is named after Macau, there are pandas in its population, and Liu Hai is based on a figure from Chinese folk lore, but the coutry may incorporate elements from other Asian cultures and have ninjas. Alternatively, Macaw is in China (or the Duck-verse's equivalent), and Ziyi is from Japan, but she went on a mission to China that Launchpad, somehow, knows about.

    Episode 16: The Duck Knight Returns! 
  • When did Dewey record his dance over the fight sequence? After the fight ended, Boorswan found the flash drive under the ruins, and watched it immediately. Dewey could have recorded the dance only before the fight - but Boorswan specifically says it was recorded "over the entire fight".
    • It's possible Dewey recorded it beforehand, and that he planned on having his thing recorded as a prank of sorts after a certain amount of time. Like reaching the end of a set amount of time, then ending up with only Dewey dancing from then on.
  • The trailer says the movie "isn't suitable for children". Two things: 1. Why would the adults care about Dewey's opinion and let him have input for the movie? 2. Why would Drake Mallard think the movie will inspire other kids?
    • Answer: Drake wanted to change the movie and, among the other adults, Scrooge says he wants to appeal to a younger demographic.
    • When Drake signed up for the movie, he probably didn't know about the Darker and Edgier approach and believed that it will be as child-friendly as the version he grew up with. And as an actor, he didn't have much say in the director's approach, but he already had a contract so he went on filming.
  • Why was Allistar Boorswan so unaware of who Jim Starling was when he met him? Even taking away the fact that Starling doesn’t seem to have very many fans anymore, I would think any director worth his salt would at least try to learn the history of a show he plans on making a movie about, especially the most iconic roles, so how was he expecting to make a decent movie without having basic knowledge of the original actor who played Darkwing Duck?
    • It's possible Allistar looked up who Darkwing was in terms of theming and character, but wasn't interested at all in the actor who portrayed him. Calling him an overcommitted hack or something like that, and just going for the "dark duck of St. Canard" instead. An In Name Only adaptation.
  • If Launchpad the Darkwing Duck Fanboy didn't recognize the name Drake Mallard, what was Darkwing's name in the show?
    • Maybe there was no civilian life in the original Darkwing Duck show. That it was only the masked hero rather than any of the "humanity" underneath.
  • As great as it is, that we're finally getting the real Darkwing Duck on this show, isn't Drake bound to get sued for using the characters' likeness, without the creators' permission? I know the Darkwing Duck show isn't that popular in canon, but I don't think the people behind it, would be too thrilled to learn there's an actual vigilante out there, dressed as their creation.
    • According to Frank, Scrooge has bought the rights to Darkwing Duck so I have a feeling that it will be a Gismoduck situation.

  • Will there be a Watsonian explanation for Donald's... speech impediment? Yes, we all know he wouldn't be Donald without it, but now he is officially the only duck who talks this way. Will there be a reason or will they at least lampshade like they did every now and again in the original show?
    • The somewhat Fanonnish stance on it (in the classic pre-reboot universe, anyway) is that talking this way is a predisposition of the anthropomorphic ducks' vocal chords, but they can easily choose to speak more normally. Note that in a 1950's cartoon, Donald received a flowerpot to the head and woke up talking normally (and in quite the nice silky voice at that). It seems he's perfectly capable of speaking normally like everybody else but just… doesn't bother. This is consistent with how even Scrooge occasionally "WAK"-s in surprise in the comics even though his voice is far from quacky.
    • There's also the somewhat common idea that Donald's voice actually is a speech impediment. The above mentioned that Donald "doesn't bother" talking normally, but that's not quite accurate. While it's not super common, Donald is sometimes shown to be insecure about his ducky voice. If he's so insecure about it, why doesn't he just talk normally? It's likely that Donald just has great difficulty overcoming his speech impediments without outside help like "voice pills" and amnesia.
    • It's got to be some sort of speech impediment/(I hate to use the word) disability. In the season finale the triplets admit to the fact that they can only understand about every third word and mostly rely on context clues. And they've been with Donald their whole lives.
  • Just how long can the bird people in the Ducktales world live? How does aging for them work? I've heard it said Scrooge is over a 100 years old and yet he's more fit and spry than most humans half that age. Then there is Quackfaster who has worked as Scrooge's Archivist for some 50 years, which means assuming she started working as a young adult she's around 70 years old, yet she barely looks, sounds or acts even middle-aged. Is it perhaps a bit of fridge brilliance in that real birds often don't show age quite the same way mammals do?
    • In the classic Duckverse, it's a semi-accepted mechanic (Depending on the Writer) that the saying that you're only as old as you feel is much more literally true. El Capitan in the old series lived to four-hundred-odd years old out of sheer willpower and Carl Barks's late story Go Slowly, Sands of Time shows Scrooge angsting about his age and investigating a remote town of long-lived people in the Himalayas, only to find out they stave off the Reaper by doing what they love all day. It's a surprisingly Discworld-like concept, but it seems the characters only age when they remember they're supposed to.

      Alternately, it has been suggested that duck biology is somewhat different from humans — it was originally an oversight, but the timeline appears to show Della Duck giving birth to Huey, Dewey and Louie at 15, and on the opposite end of the spectrum we have at-the-least-80-years-old Scrooge and Grandma Duck both still fit as a fiddle and Scrooge's great-uncle Quagmire (died 1954) and uncle Jake (alive in the early 1950's, may or may not still be alive).

      Finally, the same story that finally lifted the mystery of Comic!Della's disappearance (though it clearly isn't canon to the reboot's continuum since they have an entirely different storyline about this very subject) dropped another bomb in addressing how Donald and Co. haven't aged in decades. Scientists investigate and one develops a theory that he and the others stay true to their 1950's selves because of a strange phenomenon where, ever since they became comic-book icons, the collective image their fanbase has of them had the magical effect of preserving them as close to that image as possible, with none of them ever consciously noticing it because the fans' idea didn't include them noticing it, either. The whole thing is honestly a fascinating idea, tying together the age issue with the oft-mentioned but rarely plot-relevant Literary Agent Hypothesis of the entire Duckverse, but the story isn't the best vehicle for it (since it also had to spend page count on exploring Della's story) so not everyone likes it. Besides, the writer left a backdoor in case they ever want to Retcon the entire idea into oblivion, by having the scientist who comes up with the theory seem not a little nutty, and actually change his mind by the end of the story, though his new idea is so bonkers it's just as likely he just went completely round the bend and his older idea was the good one.
    • Going beyond the simple "it's a kid's cartoon, just run with it" explanation, it could be a play on the fact that in real life one human year corresponds to just over four duck years, so a duck that was 100 in duck years would only be around 24 years old in human terms, i.e. still fairly sprightly and active. Of course, this isn't realistic in the slightest (not least because most breeds of duck on average only live to ten human years max), but at that point I think "it's a kid's cartoon, just run with it" justifiably kicks in.
    • In the comics (for however little it's worth), they clearly age at the same rate as humans. But that's the impression I would gather from both cartoons, too. The inhabitants of this world aren't anthropomorphized birds the way, say, Lauren Faust's ponies are anthropomorphized ponies, or the mammals of Zootopia are anthropomorphized mammals (ex. they don't eat worms or underwater plants, they don't fly, they don't display any avian traits whatsoever beyond appearance) — they're humans who just happen to look like birds. The conflict between the human lifespan and how Scrooge would have to be over 100 years old to, say, have been a prospector in the Yukon gold rush is due to Comic-Book Time.
      • At least partially explained in "The Golden Lagoon of White Agony Plains!" - Scrooge mentions that he was stuck in a timeless dimension for a while, meaning that he didn't age at all during that timeframe. Who knows just how many years passed in the outside world before he got back?
  • What about the triplets' dad? Why is Dewey more focused on his mom than both parents? Is it because there's more photographic evidence of his mom? Do they already know what happened to their dad and thus don't need anyone to tell them about him?
    • This is something that can't really be answered without further evidence from the series or the base material (which I confess I'm not familiar with), but I'd imagine that it's something along these lines. However he left the scene, presumably the triplets have more information about what happened to their dad and, assuming he's not really going to come up at any point, it likely wasn't under such an air of mystery with his relatives refusing to even discuss him beyond the simple fact of acknowledging his existence. Of course, it's still early days yet at time of writing so finding their dad could equally become part of the series' arc as well.
    • The answer could be that there's no mystery surrounding their dad (the triplets and their relatives know who he was, they know that he's dead, and how he died), so there's nothing compelling them to search for facts about him or what happened to him.

      I, however, suspect it's the opposite: that Della's family know nothing about the father of her children — his name, how they met, where he is now, if he's alive or not, what her relationship with him was like, etc. The triplets know who their mom was, they're surrounded by her family in the town where she lived, so they have plenty to go on to find answers, but they know nothing about their father, and nobody around them knows a single thing about him either — they have nothing to go on, so they have no ability to search for facts or "the truth" about him. Nobody — Scrooge, Donald — has anything to tell them.

      Why isn't this frustrating for the triplets, or at least Dewey? Why don't they care as much as they do (or at least as Dewey does) about their mom? Because they have and always have had a father: Donald. Thanks to Donald, they've never had that void in their lives — he's the only dad they'll ever need. Plus, since they have no face or name to put with a biological father, the idea of their biological father is just a vague concept to them. They know on some level that he exists/existed but in a completely disinterested way because, since he's never been involved not just in their lives but in the lives of anyone around them, they have no sense of a connection with him; he's more of a concept than a person to them. Donald is the person they recognize as their father figure, and with no other figure to disturb that, there's no emotional drive to disturb it.

      Donald knew, grew up with, and loved their mother, though, and they've never had anyone to take the place of their mother — she's a person to them with a name, face, family, history, and photos (however rare). They know enough about her to miss her and enough initial facts/connections to propel an investigation into her past. They don't have anything to miss about their father, though, and zero facts to look into, making an investigation into him as impractically pointless as it is emotionally unnecessary.

      ... That's my theory, anyway.

      What are the chances a kids' cartoon even today would explicitly spell all that out were it the case? Not good. Illegitimacy is more taboo than death. So if the show says nothing on the subject of their father, I would assume it's because the canonical truth is something the censors will not allow them to explicitly portray for the audience. Personally, I would prefer silence to a deliberately censor-approved explicit explanation (ex. their parents were married, and their father died under completely non-mysterious circumstances).
    • The triplet's father was never even named in comic-book canon and he's literally the only member of the family who is covered up in the Duck family tree. The only things we know about him aren't flattering, either - Della is a pilot and astronaut so isn't home much and her husband couldn't deal with raising triplets by himself and is implied to be the reason Donald mostly raises them by himself.
    • In the flashbacks to before they hatched in The Last Crash of the Sunchaser, their father is conspicuously absent and Donald has already stepped into his place. That gives a lot of credence to the idea that either he left before they hatched, or that he doesn't know he has children. In the former case, Donald may have just told them the truth that their father was a deadbeat who never wanted anything to do with them, while in the latter case he could honestly claim to not know anything.
    • While I agree with the earlier ideas, I feel like there's a simpler answer. They haven't asked about their dad because there hasn't been any new information about him. Dewey didn't think about Della until after he saw her picture, and that's what started the hunt. Before then, they had already asked all their questions about both their parents years ago and didn't really think about either of them. But now that there's a lead on what happened to their mom, Dewey is going after it. If there was information about their dad, they would probably have a similar reaction.
  • The airing order vs production order. Why the shuffling, and do you think it hurts the story flow at all?
    • According to Word of God, the re-shuffle happened because Disney XD wanted one thematically fitting episode for Halloween and one for Christmas, which they didn't plan when making the series. They also said it doesn't break story flow too much, only the focus on the characters is less balanced (namely, episodes focusing on Webby and the triplets were brought earlier and episodes focusing on Scrooge and Donald were pushed back.)
  • Is there practically no police in the Duck Tales universe? Criminals like the Beagle Boys are running around and committing crime without consequences; Ma Beagle and Bigtime Beagle get captured at the end of "Daytrip of Doom", and yet they are back in "The Beagle Birthday Massacre" without the implications they were arrested; a company saboteur like Falcon Graves can simply walk into a company and right-out announce "I am going to steal your project"; a fraud like Mark Beaks gets away scot-free; and Flintheart Glomgold can talk openly about his murder plans and create slides that are pretty explicit evidence that he had such plans without having to fear that he gets reported and arrested. If not for Bigtime Beagle's mention of a "policemen's ball", one would think that cops don't exist at all. Police are Useless indeed.
    • To be fair, police being somewhat useless and prison a revolving door (especially for the Beagles) are pretty well-established things for the duck verse. Can't have many recurring villains if they receive logically lengthy punishments for their crimes.
    • Perhaps Scrooge really is *that* forgiving about his various nemeses because he considers them part of what makes his adventures fun and challenging. He didn't denounce Glomgold for the attempted murder in the pilot episode, and doesn't seem to actually resent him for it in the Mark Beaks episode. Arguably, they probably didn't even call the cops on the Beagle Boys.
  • So, I definitely get that Webby was home schooled all her life. But what about the triplets? Were they in public school? Did Donald teach them? They obviously know a lot of things, especially Huey thanks to being a junior woodchuck. But where do you think they got their primary education from?
    • Primary school, presumably. They certainly go there in the comics. The question is rather, did they just stop going to school when they moved to McDuck Manor?
    • The comics and original series show them attending a regular school; I see no reason why this series would change that/assume otherwise. As for why we don't see them in school now, it could be summer. If that episode Angones mentioned where it snows airs with no indications about time passing, we have a problem. (Well, not really, but for those who like stories that pay attention to time and continuity. Imvho, audiences value/expect that a lot more today than we did in the 80s and 90s.)
    • The Huey Episode will take place in the Himalayas, making it a bit more reasonable for why there's snow.
      • The aforementioned episode, "The Impossible Summit of Mount Neverrest!" does indeed take place in the Himalayas, but in the beginning of the episode it's also made explicit that it takes place around Christmas.
    • There is some support that the episodes so far take place in summer: at the end of "Daytrip of Doom", the children hang out on the edge of a swimming pool, and in "The Beagle Birthday Massacre" they go on a boat trip, both being typical summer activities.
  • At the beginning of the series, Huey, Dewey and Louie didn't know they're Scrooge's grand-nephews. Does that mean that it's not widely known that Della had kids? Or is it that Donald homeschooled them so they'd never have any classmates bringing up that kinship?
    • Since there's no father in the picture, maybe Donald and/or Scrooge did feel the need to protect his sister's/niece's honor by making sure it wasn't widely known she had children... (By the way, is there an avian equivalent term for pregnancy that means "expecting eggs to hatch"?)
  • Just how "duck" and how "human" are the people in this universe? On the one hand, they have beaks, feathers, webbed feet and in Donald's case a quacking voice; on the other hand, they have hands, teeth, human-like knees, they age like humans, and they can't fly nor float on water. But what about the rest - for example, do they give birth to live children or do they lay eggs?
    • Per Frank Angones Word of God, the anthropomorphic ducks of the 2017 Continuum do lay eggs. It's a bit more up-for-debate for the original canon; most show them as laying eggs, but Don Rosa has stated that he thinks they give birth like humans (but then, he holds the fringe view that "canonically", Donald & Co. are all Homo Sapiens, and they're just drawn as ducks or dogs as part of the artstyle). For a more general answer, they're basically to regular ducks what we are to lemurs; biologically similar with some key differences, and all scaled up, but pretty much no comparison in intelligence and behavior.
    • This was answered in episode 22, where it was shown that Della was lost before the boys were even hatched, showing Donald pushing the three eggs in a pram.
  • Scrooge is frequently stated to be the "richest duck in the world." This begs the question, are there people who are richer than him who aren't ducks, like say, Shere Khan? Or is duck being used as a euphemism for "man" here and the anthro-nature of the universe just makes it weird? Because Scrooge did refer to Glomgold as the "poor man's version of me," so the use of man isn't totally out of place.
    • Though it may be different in this universe, the Prime Universe's Scrooge is clearly the richest person in the world; "richest duck in the world" just has a nicer ring to it. It's sort of a joke; in-universe this is equivalent to his saying "I'm the richest spats-wearing old guy in the world!".
    • It seems Scrooge only goes less specific when somebody who isn't a duck is said to be richer than him. Comic book story "Statuesque Spendthrifts" features a non-duck being declared the world's richest man because he, unlike Scrooge, agrees to donate U$ 10,000 to build a statue of Cornelius Coot and Scrooge reacts by spending more money on a bigger statue. The rival goes bankrupt trying (and failing) to defeat Scrooge, who only spent what he calls "petty cash".
  • Another question concerning the characters' ages. Scrooge clearly was born in 1867 in this continuity, as confirmed in the "Other Bin" episode, and the series is set in the second half of the 2010s. The Goldie episode explained why he has been living for such a long time, OK. But the pilot, if I remember correctly, clearly shows Hortense (on Webby's board) as Donald's mother, etc. - it works in the Barks/Rosa timeline, but here? I mean, the triplets were bewildered by Scrooge's age, so it's unlikely all ducks live that long. But if Hortense is Scrooge's sister, and Donald's mom, then we have a problem here - unless in this continuity Hortense was pregnant when she was 100 years old, or Donald himself is really old. Then what about his sister and Huey, Dewey and Louie,... etc, etc... Do you have a plausible explanation for this? It keeps puzzling me.
    • If one really pushes the limits, maybe Scrooge's mother was in her late teens when she had him but over 50 when she had Hortense, then Hortense was over 50 when she had Donald and Della (who are twins), and Della was over 50 when she had Huey, Dewey and Louie, then the 140-year age gap between Scrooge and the triplets may just work. But maybe "The Secret(s) of Castle McDuck!" will explain it somehow?
    • One possible explanation (going into WMG territory): in "The Secret(s) of Castle McDuck!", it was revealed that when Scrooge restored the family castle for his parents, he built in some druid stones that grant immortality. Although the episode does not mention it, but when this happened, Hortense may have been still living with her parents, and thus was around a 100 years old when she met Quackmore Duck (Donald and Della's father). When she left the castle to live with Quackmore, she lost her immortality and died not soon after her children were born, leaving Donald and Della in custody of Scrooge.
    • Another option is that Hortense wasn't even born when Scrooge rebuilt Castle McDuck, and it was Fergus and Downy who were over a 100 years old when Hortense was born (assuming that the druid stones extend not only their life, but also their fertility). The rest of the story plays out as above, except there's no May–December Romance between Quackmore and Hortense.
  • If Scrooge was born in 1867, as stated in “The Other Bin,” then how could he have been alive during the Gold Rush, like he says in “The Golden Lagoon?”
    • Perhaps you are thinking of the California gold rush of 1849, arguably the most famous one. But there have been many gold rushes in American history. The one referred to in the episode is the Klondike gold rush of 1896-1899.
  • Why does Webby speak with an American accent when Beakley is English and Scrooge is Scottish? According to Webby herself, she didn't even hear an American accent until she was seven (presumably only shortly before DuckTales begins) implying that she was raised by Beakley for pretty much her entire life, so she couldn't have gotten it from her parents (more missing parent arcs incoming?). So why does Webby not have an English accent? Or a Scottish accent? Or a mix of both? My only guess is that she picked it up from Launchpad, possibly at the request of Beakley so she could better blend in with "normal" children.
    • That guess might well be right — that and TV: the Webby Reacts To… minisodes show she watches various shows on her portable telephone. Beyond "socializing with other children", being able to do both British and American accents at will could also have been part of her "spy training" in earnest, making it easier for her to impersonate just about anybody. Also, and regardless, "when she was seven" would not be "shortly before DuckTales 2017 begins". The Prime Universe Webby from the original series may well have been around seven, but in the rebooted series, it's clear all four children are around the same age, and that's at least 13.
    • If I remember correctly someone did actually send this question to one of the show’s crew on Tumblr. And they answered by saying that Mrs Beakley taught her many skills. So I guess that would mean that Webby is actually faking her accent and is an In-Universe Fake American I guess. Mrs Beakley herself has shown to be able to fake an American accent so If is believable she would/could teach Webby how to. So I think the answer above mine is pretty much correct.
  • Why did the crew state the events of The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck are canon in this continuity when, so far, they're... obviously not? So far, the events of "The Terror of the Transvaal," "The King of the Klondike," "The Prisoner of White Agony Creek," and "The Billionaire of Dismal Downs" clearly didn't happen. That's fine, of course — they're not obligated to follow that series, and they seem to focus more on Barks references than Don Rosa references, but then why did they bother saying that was Scrooge's backstory?
    • Did they actually say that Life and Times is canon in this continuity? What I specifically remember is that they said Life and Times was a mandatory read for everyone in the writing team - which can mean that the creators wanted the writers to be familiar with the source material, not that the source material is canon in any way.

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